VPAR honoured at Sports Technology Awards

Live golf scoring technology company VPAR was handed the Best Sports App accolade at last week's Sports Technology Awards

Vpar
Vpar

Live golf scoring technology company VPAR was handed the Best Sports App accolade at last week's Sports Technology Awards

Live golf scoring technology company VPAR was handed the Best Sports App accolade at last week's Sports Technology Awards.

It was selected by Sir Clive Woodwood, Tessa Sanderson and football referee Grahan Poll, as well as representatives from Twitter, ESPN, The Times and The Telegraph.

VPAR beat off stiff competition to land the award, including Chelsea Football Club, O2 and the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Jason Stoop, Managing Director of VPAR said: ‘We are thrilled to be recognised as the best sports app by such an esteemed group of people in the sports industry.

"It has been a long journey in creating the ultimate golf app, we wanted to ensure we were providing every golfer with all of the essential features that they require.

User response has been incredible and downloads are growing exponentially. Winning this award is a great step forward towards achieving our vision of changing the way amateur golf is played."

Rebecca Hopkins, Director of the Sports Technology Awards, said, ‘Technology is now a fundamental part of our daily sports experience and this influence is only going to increase. The sector evolves rapidly and the people leading the charge are amazing in their gift for creating the next great idea."

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x